Future Students

In order to take Mechanical Engineering (ME EN) courses and pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, a student must be admitted to the Mechanical Engineering program and accepted to either Intermediate or Full Major Status.  Students must maintain a cumulative University of Utah GPA of 2.5 or higher to remain in the Mechanical Engineering program. In addition, students must earn a C- or better in major courses, with only one repeat allowed per course.

Admission to the ME Program

Pre-Mechanical Engineering Status

Intermediate Status

Full Major Status

Direct Admission

Minimum Requirements for Incoming Freshman


The Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program is rigorous and challenging, preparing graduates for a variety of rewarding and meaningful careers. To be adequately prepared for the program, the following high school coursework should be completed:

  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Calculus (strongly recommended)*Campus-Fall-Panorama
  • Physics (one year, including laboratory work)
  • Chemistry (one year, including laboratory work)

Beyond these core requirements, high school students are encouraged to take:

  • Biology (one year, including laboratory work)
  • Mechanical drawing/drafting
  • Computer courses
  • Foreign language courses

*ME EN  1000, taken in the fall of the first year of the ME program, requires MATH 1210 Calculus I as a co-requisite. Therefore, students wishing to complete the ME program in four years must be eligible to take Calculus I.